Hartpury College

Mature Students

We have seen a welcome upward trend here at Hartpury in the number of adults returning to education. Some of our mature students are seeking a career change, wanting to turn their dream of working in sport, with animals or on the land into reality. Others are working in the industry, but are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills. Many more just want to expand their knowledge and have fun at university.

Some of our mature students come to us with conventional A levels or BTEC Nationals, others have appropriate work experience or vocational qualifications such as NVQs. However, if you don’t have any of these qualifications or relevant work experience, it doesn’t mean that you cannot study with us.

If you’re worried that your study skills are a little rusty, then please don’t be. Study skills workshops are incorporated into all degree programmes. Studying for a degree is very different and we find that our students who arrive straight out of school or college need this help and support just as much as our mature students. You will also be assigned an academic tutor as soon as you arrive at Hartpury who is there to provide you with all the support and encouragement you need to ensure you reach your academic goals.